Slow Sand Filters - Philadelphia, PA 2017, from the series The State of Water, 2017
Archival Inkjet Print, Innova Baryta, Printed in 2017, Edition 1/5, 32 x 40 inches, signed in ink on label
Courtesy of the artist
Chicago, Illinois-based photographer Brad Temkin has been documenting human impact on the contemporary landscape throughout his career. He has exhibited his photographs in the United States and abroad. His works are included in numerous permanent collections, including the Art Institute of Chicago; the Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin; the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Akron Art Museum, Ohio; and the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, among others. His images have appeared in such publications as Aperture, Black & White magazine, China Photo, TIME, and European Photography. Other published works include the monographs Private Places: Photographs of Chicago Gardens (Chicago: Center for American Places, 2005) and Rooftop (Santa Fe, New Mexico: Radius Books, 2016). Temkin was featured in the exhibition Discoveries of the Meeting Place, FotoFest, Houston (2006). He has been awarded numerous grants and fellowships including a 2007 Illinois Arts Council Fellowship and a 2017 Guggenheim Fellowship. He currently teaches photography at Columbia College Chicago, and has been a lecturer and visiting artist at institutions across the United States and Europe.